Pecha Kucha Night Volume #2

22 04 2009

Once again I have the great privilege to do a presentation at the Pecha Kucha Night which will be held at LE PATIO ,Dias Pier Caudan Phase II building. The second volume of this worldwide event will be held on Friday the 24th of April 2009. I still remember the first Mauritian Pecha Kucha night which was held a few months back, in February to be precise. 

What is Pecha Kucha Night?

Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

This is explained in more details on the global Pecha Kucha site

” Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a† demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation. ”

The first event was awesome. It’s really nice to see Mauritius participating in such global events. In the first volume I gave a general presentation on Photography and my photography style.  This time I think I’ll focus more on EVENT Photography which includes weddings, concerts, and other live performances. 

So be there guys, it’s gonna be an awesome night. Of course, I’ll post photos of the event afterwards. Meanwhile, you can join the facebook group HERE.



Rouhangeze – Alfa

5 04 2009

Some months back an old friend contacted me saying she needed my skills as a photographer and designer for her album cover. That friend is Rouhangeze Baichoo. I have known Rouhangeze for several years now,  i don’t quite remember since when but I guess it’s been something like 3 years now. We have similar interests, including music and photography, and Rouhangeze was amongst the first girls who dared to model for me. lol! She’s a delight to work with. I mean, usually I’m rather demanding when i’m working on a shoot, but she can deliver all that.

Rouhangeze is a marvelous singer with an incredible talent. I always knew she was gonna go far. And her journey is just starting with her first album : ALFA. So a few months back , when the recording was nearly over, she gave me the challenging task of designing her album cover. I knew straight away that its not gonna be easy, but its gonna be fun nonetheless. She defines the album genre as Pop / Jazz / Electro Lounge. So the cover had to reflect all these influences. Plus, given that it was going to be marketed in the UK, it had to have an exotic look to make it more appealing. Furthermore, it needs to give the feel of the music and of the whole idea of the concept of the album.

After several hours and days of discussion and brainstorming, we came up with a pretty interesting concept for the cover. We decided to do the photo shoot from the balcony of the Presidential suite of The Labourdonnais Hotel. Why ? Because its the best place we could find which could offer a view composed of a city scape with mountains in the background, procuring a unique exotic feel which is typical to our island.

After a few hours we came up with these pics 🙂
Rouhangeze 2 Rouhangeze

After a further few hours of work. Here’s the final work 🙂

A few days back i got in touch with Rouhangeze again. She is doing just great, her CD will be out shortly. In the meantime you can check out her songs online!! Or here is the URL :

Please do add her as a fan. you can also do that from the facebook app .I think its awesome that some mauritians are getting the chance to hit it big abroad and i think we should give them all the support we can. Show the world that we can be a tiny piece of land in the Indian Ocean, but we still can rock the whole world! Right? Also check out her facebook page.

Btw, don’t forget to get the 3rd edition of PEOPLE magazine (the mauritian one of course). Featuring Rouhangeze 🙂 and yeah  the cover picture is my work 🙂


Stay tuned for more 🙂

Festival de la Mode

26 11 2007

Finally i made it through, I won the first prize for the Fotography contest !!! yey!!




And here is the winning pic:



27 02 2007

New picture galleries have been added on the site…


Picasa is indeed a wonderful thing 🙂 For those who don’t know, its a free software which helps you organize, edit and share your pictures. It includes features that help you upload your pics directly to an online gallery, blog or email. Those who don’t have it yet, can download it from here. Its absolutely free 😀

Work in progress

3 02 2007

Hello world…

Deformation professionel… lol

yeah so finally ive managed to get this blog up and ready… ok it is still incomplete and i have so much to add to it… but still its a whole new begining 🙂 cheers